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Emergency & Trauma Nursing

Emergency and Trauma Nursing is based on the structure of the US book, Sheehy's Emergency Nursing and is the first text to focus on the needs of Australian and New Zealand emergency nursing students and practitioners. Endorsed by the College of Emergency Nurses Australasia (CENA), this book is the text of choice for all those undertaking Emergency and Trauma nursing training in this region. Using a body systems approach, it provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergency presentations, post resuscitation trauma management, professional practice, universal and practical procedures, research and evidence based practice, legal, ethical and cultural dimensions and stabilisation and flight transfer considerations. This text is also a valuable resource for ambulance and paramedic students and professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Emergency Nurses, Trauma Coordinators, Postgraduate nursing students, 3rd year undergraduate nursing students as part of Critical Care Unit or elective in Emergency Nursing, Registered nurses and Mental Health nurses working in emergency departments and critical care units, Flight Nurses, Registered nurses in small rural or remote hospitals or clinics requiring nurses to be multi-skilled and primary or first contact in many instances, Remote clinicians who may be sole practitioners or part of a small clinic, Emergency Nurse or Critical Care Nurse Practitioners, Other nursing professionals such as Nurse Unit Managers, Ambulance students and paramedics.

Paperback, 928 Pages

Published: June 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7295-3769-8


  • Part A Foundations of emergency nursing

    1 Overview of emergency nursing in Australia and New Zealand, Margaret Fry

    2 Nursing and clinical ethics, Sarah Winch

    3 Nursing and the law, Ruth Townsend

    4 Cultural dimensions, Drew Burgess

    5 Management and leadership, Lorraine Ferguson

    Part B Professional practice

    6 Patient education, Judy Mullan

    7 Research for emergency nurses, Judith Donoghue

    8 Professional development, Amber van Dreven

    Part C Clinical concepts, practices and systems

    9 Triage, Margaret Fry

    10 Patient assessment and essential nursing care, Lucy Farnsworth, Kate Curtis

    11 Stabilisation and transfer, Kevin Holliday, Andrew Pearce

    12 Vascular access and fluid replacement, Jacqueline Jones, Catherine Ruff, Shelley Beech

    13 Laboratory, imaging, investigations and analysis, Carolyn Keane

    14 Wound management, Ron Wilson

    15 Pain management Bill Lord, Clair Ramsden

    16 Organ and tissue donation. Jane Trellogan

    17 Death and dying in the emergency department, Kerri Holzhauser, Julie Finucane

    18 Major incident preparedness management, David Koop, Martin Ward

    19 Physiology for emergency care, Adrian Verrinder, Leigh Kinsman

    Part D Medical and surgical emergencies

    20 Respiratory emergencies, Sarah Louise Power

    21 Cardiovascular emergencies, Sarah Louise Power

    22 Neurologic emergencies, Julie Considine

    23 Gastrointestinal emergencies, Ron Wilson

    24 Renal and genitourinary emergencies, Ann Bonner

    25 Endocrine emergencies, Tracy Lees, Clair Ramsden

    26 Infectious and communicable diseases, Kerrie Doolan

    27 Environmental emergencies, Jane Mateer

    28 Envenomation, Mark Monaghan, Sarah Parkinson, Jason Armstrong, Michael Cadogan

    29 Haematological emergencies, Ruth Dunleavey

    30 Toxicological emergencies. Mark Monaghan, Sarah Parkinson, Jason Armstrong, Michael Cadogan

    31 Gynaecological emergencies, Caroline Homer, Margaret Fry

    32 Dental, ear, nose and throat emergencies, Lucy Farnsworth

    33 Ocular emergencies. Clair Ramsden, Kate Curtis, Julie Seggie, Libby Braybrooks

    Part E Unique population groups

    34 Obstetric emergencies, Sarah Parkinson

    35 Paediatric emergencies, Ella Scott, Clair Ramsden

    36 Violence, abuse, assault, Marie Frances Gerdtz

    37 The elderly, David Foley

    38 Mental health emergencies, Nicholas G Procter

    39 Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, Charlotte De Crespigny, Stephen Farquhar

    Part F Major trauma

    40 An overview of trauma. Nathan Farrow, Erica Caldwell, Kate Curtis

    41 Mechanisms of injury, Jacinta Stewart, Patricia Allen

    42 Emergency department trauma management. Kellie Gumm

    43 Traumatic brain injury, Louise E Niggemeyer, Michelle Srage, Jacqui Morarty

    44 Faciomaxillary trauma, Jennifer Leslie, Tony Skapetis

    45 Spinal trauma, Jonathan Magill, Kirsten Kennedy

    46 Thoracic and neck trauma, Caesar Ursic, Kate Curtis

    47 Abdominal and genitourinary trauma, Alastair Simpson, Kate Curtis, Ann Bonner, Adam Brooks

    48 Orthopaedic and neurovascular trauma, Celine Hill

    49 Burns trauma, Sarah McRae

    50 Blast injury, Jane Mateer


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